British actress Maisie Williams has revealed she’s still keen on stepping into the role of Ellie for the planned movie adaptation of The Last of Us.
Williams, who is best known for portraying Arya Stark in the critically acclaimed TV series, Game of Thrones, told IGN that she’s already been chatting with Neil Druckmann and Sam Raimi about the project.
"I had a meeting with [producer] Sam Raimi and [game director] Neil Druckmann. And they said they’d love if you would moderate the panel at Comic-Con, but you’d need to watch the walk-through and know your s*** because there are massive fans of this and we wouldn’t want it to go wrong,” said Williams.
"I was doing so much work for Thrones that I didn’t want to half-arse do it, so I said I’m not going to [moderate]. They said fine, but they’re gonna announce they had talks.
"So the way it was left is they want me to do it, and I want to do it. But there’s no script, no director, and no anything else. So at this moment, it’s looking like, ‘Yes,’ but it’s still such early days. If they make it in 30 years, they can’t have a 40-year-old Ellie. So at the moment, it’s looking good, and I’d love to do it. Hell yeah."
The Game of Thrones star was previously approached by Neil Druckmann to play the role earlier this year.
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